Harry Potter & Knitting
So, this morning I found an interesting quiz - which I thought might interest you as well - if you like Harry Potter. Remember the sorting hat that puts all the little wizards into their respective houses at Hogwarts School of Magic? With the following quiz you can find out what house you would belong to. And here are my results - I was actually in a tie between Gryffindor and Ravenclaw and I was asked a follow-up question. And I guess after answering that question the hat decided I was Gryffindor-worthy. ;-)
You scored as Gryffindor.
You value courage, loyalty, chivalry, and boldness.
Gryffindor - 73%
Ravenclaw - 73%
Hufflepuff - 60%
Slytherin - 48%
HP Sorting Hat created with QuizFarm.com
Also, my nephew in Germany is a big HP fan and at the moment I am working on a Gryffindor scarf for his birthday in October. Good thing I have some time left. I am knitting the scarf pattern from the first two movies - the one with the big stripes. I bought a very soft cotton yarn - Crayon - at Knitpicks (since the scarf can NOT scratch under any circumstances - otherwise my nephew will not wear it, little sissy...) in bright red (he is also a HUGE Ferrari fan) instead of the more scarlet red and a nice golden yellow. But looking at the Gryffindor crest, I guess I did pretty good with the red I bought.
So, I am on the fourth stripe of nineteen, ten red stripes and nine yellow ones... I am knitting 70 stitches on US #4 16-inch circular bamboo needles (I love bamboo with this yarn) - one stripe consists of 22 rounds.
And while searching for Harry Potter knits, I found a matching sweater with the Gryffindor crest on the front. So, finally I have an intarsia project again - the crest is worked over 53 stitches and 61 rows. I think that would be an excellent Christmas gift for the little cracker, don't you? I sure hope he appreciates Auntie's time and efforts. ;-)